May 28, 2001

Proposal for "new" Linux.com DO NOT POST

Author: JT Smith

This is an early set of thoughts, based on the reader input we've gotten so far. We're putting it out here, in public, so that
you can add your comments and suggestions. This draft is also being distributed to randomly-selected LUGs around the world so
that people who do not currently use Linux.com or NewsForge can add their thoughts.

Help and HOWTOs -- everything from introduction to the concept of an operating system to how to set up parallel processing sup
erclusters.

"Is linux right for me (or my business)?"

RFCs and other specifications

Links to Bugtraq and other security sites

Latest news that has anything to do with Linux and Open Source

History - the history of Linux and its surround projects, documents saying who
Linus is, who all the major players in open source are, the founding principals, and the ups and downs in its history as a mov
ement.

Links - community links, every LUG under the sun, resource sites (even if they are in competition with linux.com), with review
s and ratings.

Controversies - take a neutral stand on controversies such as Linux versus GNU/Linux, KDE versus GNOME and whether RMS should
be allowed to wake up in the morning (just kidding, Richard), document both sides and let people decide for themselves, maybe
even a flamewar discussion section.

How to Get Involved, a whole section on how you can help with the development
of Linux and its acceptance in the community, a "what to do and what not to do" guide.

Conferences and Linux Installfests, where to get Linux, who is backing it, and when and where the major (linux expos, symposiu
ms, and conferences) are taking place

Proposed directory file structure (early draft) -

linux
|-development
| |-kernel
| | |-linux kernel mailing list
| | |-developers
| | |-download
| | |-documentation
| |-languages
| | |-C
| | |-C++
| | |-Java
| | |-Scripting
| | |-Perl
| | |-Python
| | |-and so forth
|
|-politics
| |-flamewars
| | |-distribution comparisons
| | |-editors
| | |-window managers/desktops
| | | |-themes
| | | |-screensavers
| |-leaders
| |-legal issues
| |-licenses
| |-definitions
|
|-articles
| |-reviews
| |-opinion
| |-columns
| |-viewpoints
| |-guides
|
|-software
| |-releases
| |-development
| |-download and availability
| |-reviews
|
|-hardware
| |-releases
| |-development
| |-availability
| |-reviews
| |-specs
|
|-resources
| |-disability resources
| |-foreign language documentation and resources
| |-documentation
| | |-RFCs
| | |-Help & HOWTO
| | |-licenses
| | |-software documentation, man pages
| | |-FAQs
| |-related links
|
|-companies
| |-directly involved
| |-supporting
| |-hardware
| |-media
|-consultants for hire
|
|
|-news
| |-business
| |-all other sections
|
|-entertainment
| |-games
| | |-game companies
| | |-reviews
| | |-availability
| | |-compatibility
| | |-download
| |-multimedia
| |-satire
| |-humour
| | |-articles
| | |-humour sites
|
|-other operating systems
| |-BSD family
| |-Hurd
|
|-decisions
| |-is Linux right for me?
| |-requirements
| |-how to start
|
|-Myths
| |-Dispelling myths

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